Well pump repairs cost $150 to $600, depending on the problem and the type of pump. Common repairs include replacing the pressure switch, pump motor, internal pump valves and bearings, or submersible electric cable.
A well pump inspection costs $250 to $550. Having the pump and tank inspected annually will ensure small problems are spotted quickly before they become larger and more costly issues.
Homeowners insurance policies typically only cover well pump repairs if the breakdown was caused by a natural disaster, such as a fire or tornado. Standard policies do not cover repairs for normal wear and tear.
Some insurance companies offer an add-on policy for an extra cost to cover repairs for the well pump and tank, HVAC system, or other major systems.
Hire a specialty well service company instead of a general plumber to repair your well pump. While a general plumber can repair the pipes connecting your well, a well service technician has the experience and training to diagnose the current problem and to spot other issues that could grow into larger problems if left unaddressed.
Well systems have two main components—a well pump and a pressure tank—and either component can go bad. The signs listed below often indicate problems with the pump, but they could also indicate a tank failure instead. Have a professional check the tank first because fixing it costs less than pulling the pump out of the ground to inspect it for problems.
Look for these signs your well pump or tank needs repair:
When searching for a company to repair your well pump, look for pros who specialize in well service rather than general plumbing. Then, follow these tips to find the best well pump repair service near you:
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